June is Adopt A Cat Month


One of the amazing kittens photographed for the BCSPCA

Happy June Everyone! Did you know that June is Adopt a Cat Month? Let's see those raised paws if you're a happy and proud paw-rent of a paw-tastic Rescue Feline!


I am, of course, a very proud rescue cat momma! It is how I was paw-spired to become a pet photographer! It started with a simple (and very loud MEOW!) when I adopted my first feline, Lisa-Lee when I lived in Edmonton. Did you know she wasn't even on the website as the rescue group was transitioning from cats and dogs to just dogs? When I called to inquire about adopting a feline, they asked what I was looking for. Being single and having no other pets made matchmaking very easy, so I told them, the one who needs a home the most and the lady on the other end cried. She knew just the kitty for me and oh was she right. Lisa-Lee was truly the puuurrrfect match for me.



My sweet girl, Lisa-Lee who crossed the rainbow bridge in August 2017


6 months later, we added to our little fur family and I adopted Poly-ana who had a not so great looking photo on the rescue's website when I lived in Medicine Hat. I was intending on a kitten companion for Lisa-Lee but they were all under quarantine due to a ringworm breakout in the kitten room. So I took a look at some of the other cats around a year old - after 2 rooms I was disheartened and thought I hadn't found THE ONE yet. The amazing lady at the desk told me there was still one more room and I'm so glad I went in! That's where I found Poly-ana who happily sat on my lap puurrring away and when I asked if she wanted to come home with me she rolled on her back and put her 5 toed paws on my lips like she was saying YES! Of course I do! And it's been one heck of a journey with her ever since. Her rescue photo was the inspiration I needed to become a member of Hearts Speak + donate my time + skill to local rescue groups to help amazing fur-kids find their happy tails! Did you know that something as simple as a great photo can help an amazing fur-baby get adopted by over 60%! WOW! That's paw-spiring!


My beautiful snuggler, Poly-Ana - such a camera ham!

Her original rescue photo which inspired me to become a Hearts Speak member

Are you not a proud paw-rent of a Rescue Feline but want to be? Be sure to check out your local feline rescue and bring home your own furry bundle of joy! Not ready to adopt but want to be involved with helping fur-babies find their homes? Consider fostering for your favorite local feline rescue group or shelter! And if you absolutely cannot have a feline in your home, but you still adore their happy furry puuurtastic faces, consider volunteering to lend a helping paw at your local animal rescue or shelter group or if you're able to, maybe even donate a loonie or twoonie, your time or even your skills to your favorite shelter or rescue organization.



Beautiful cat photographed for the BCSPCA


I've added a few of my favorite feline rescue groups here in BC! Be sure to check them out and give them some love!


VOKRA - Vancouver

BCSPCA - Across BC

CR PAWS - Campbell River

CARES Cat Shelter - Langley

RAPS Cat Sanctuary - Richmond

Cats Cradle Animal Sanctuary - Victoria

Cowichan Cat Rescue - Cowichan Valley

Victoria Cat Rescue - Victoria

S.A.R.A - Surrey

LAPS - Langley



Today I'd also love to see YOUR fur-babies so be sure to share them in the comments sections today!




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Paws + Tails Pet Photography is located in magnificent Port Alice BC and specializes in candid, natural light pet photography.  As a lifestyle pet photographer, I photograph dogs, horses, cats and all kinds of critters on location on the picturesque North Island.